Survey: Anthem protests top reason people watched fewer games last year

A new survey released by J.D. Power shows that the number-one reason some people watched less sports on TV was protests against the National Anthem. ESPN: The pollster said it asked more than 9,200 people who attended either one football, basketball or hockey game whether they tuned into fewer games and why. Twenty-six percent of those who watched fewer games last season said that national anthem protests, some of which were led by Colin Kaepernick, were the reason. After that, 24 percent of those surveyed who said they watched fewer games said they did so either because of the league's off-the-field image issues with domestic violence or with game delays, including penalties. One in five (20 percent) listed excessive commercials and advertising as a reason, something the NFL is seeking to address by moving around traditional ad blocks. Sixteen percent said it was because of their interest being replaced by the 2016 presidential election coverage. Five percent...(Read Full Post)